Orthognathic Surgery in Thailand

Orthognathic surgery, also known as corrective jaw surgery, is a procedure performed to correct conditions of the jaw and face related to structure, growth, sleep apnea, TMJ disorders, malocclusion problems owing to skeletal disharmonies, or other orthodontic problems that cannot be easily treated with braces. With an internationally acclaimed healthcare system, Thailand has become a leading destination for people seeking high-quality yet affordable orthognathic surgery.

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Understanding Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic surgery involves the surgical manipulation of the elements of the facial skeleton to restore the proper anatomic and functional relationship in patients with dentofacial skeletal anomalies. The surgery might include modifying the mandible (lower jaw), maxilla (upper jaw), or both. It's generally performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in collaboration with an orthodontist.

Ideal candidates for orthognathic surgery include individuals with an improper bite, or jaws that are positioned incorrectly. This surgery can also improve issues like chronic mouth breathing, sleep apnea, and facial appearance, thereby enhancing overall quality of life.

Preparing for Orthognathic Surgery

Prior to orthognathic surgery, most patients undergo orthodontic treatment to align the teeth and prepare the mouth for the adjustment of the jaws. During this phase, you will have regular appointments with your orthodontist, who will make necessary adjustments to your braces.

When considering orthognathic surgery in Thailand, it is crucial to select a medical facility that has a team of experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons and orthodontists. They should possess a comprehensive understanding of the aesthetic and functional aspects of the facial skeletal structures.

The Orthognathic Surgery Procedure

During the surgery, the oral and maxillofacial surgeon makes cuts in the jawbones and moves them into the correct position. Once the jaw movement is completed, tiny bone plates, screws, wires, or rubber bands may be used to secure the bones into their new position.

This procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and may take several hours depending on the complexity of the condition and the type of surgery required.

Recovery from Orthognathic Surgery

Following surgery, patients typically spend a few days in the hospital. Swelling, discomfort, and bruising around the face and jaws are common. A liquid or soft food diet might be required for several weeks, and strenuous physical activity should be avoided.

Post-surgery, patients usually need to stay in Thailand for at least two to three weeks, as this is when the first follow-up appointments are scheduled. It's important to note that full recovery and the final result of the surgery might take several months to a year.

The Costs of Orthognathic Surgery

In Thailand, the cost of orthognathic surgery can range from $3,000 to $10,000, depending on the complexity of the procedure. This price is significantly lower compared to many Western countries, making it an affordable choice for many patients seeking treatment.

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Best Hospitals for Orthognathic Surgery in Thailand

Bumrungrad International Hospital
Bumrungrad International Hospital

Bumrungrad was founded in 1980 and is Southeast Asia's largest private hospital. It is one of the world's most popular medical tourism destinations, treating over 1.1 million patients annually of which many are overseas patients. Bumrungrad was the first hospital in Asia to receive JCI accreditation and has since received awards from numerous other agencies for its medical services.

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MedPark Hospital
MedPark Hospital

MedPark Hospital is a state-of-the-art healthcare facility that opened in 2020. With a spacious 90,000 square meter building and over 30 departments, the hospital is equipped to handle a wide range of patient needs. It has 550 beds for inpatients and 300 examination rooms, all outfitted with advanced medical equipment to provide the highest quality of care.

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Common Questions

How much does orthognathic surgery cost in Thailand?

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Orthognathic surgery typically costs between $3,000 and $10,000 in Thailand, depending on the complexity of the procedure and the specifics of each case.

How long does it take to recover from orthognathic surgery?

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The initial recovery period from orthognathic surgery can take 3-6 weeks, and complete healing can take up to 9-12 months.

When can I fly home after getting orthognathic surgery in Thailand?

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It's usually safe to fly 2-3 weeks after orthognathic surgery, but a longer stay may be required for post-operative checks and to ensure everything is healing as expected.

Is it safe to do Orthognathic Surgery in Thailand?

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Thailand has some of the best hospitals and medical facilities in the world, with highly skilled doctors and state-of-the-art technology. These facilities are accredited by international organizations, such as the Joint Commission International, ensuring that they meet global healthcare standards.

Konkai only works with accredited facilities to ensure that our clients receive safe, effective, and reliable medical care. We have done extensive research and vetting to ensure that the hospitals and clinics we work with provide the highest quality of care and meet the same standards as medical facilities in developed countries. We prioritize your well-being and only recommend medical facilities that we would trust to provide care to our own loved ones.

Does my insurance cover Orthognathic Surgery in Thailand?

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Whether medical insurance covers Orthognathic Surgery in Thailand or not depends on the individual policy. Some policies cover the procedure, while others may not. It's important to check with your insurance provider to find out if Orthognathic Surgery is covered and if there are any restrictions or limitations on coverage for medical procedures performed outside of your home country.

Some policies may require pre-authorization or pre-approval for medical procedures performed outside of your home country.

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